Accompanied by report no. 5777-9864 from GCS stating that the rubies were found to be of Burmese origin, with no indications of heat treatment.
Stamped 585 for 14 carat gold on both ends of clasp. Rubies purplish-red, transparent, with typical inclusions visible to the naked eye, largest ruby measuring approximately 8.2 x 8.7mm, smallest measuring approximately 5 x 5mm. Fifth ruby from clasp damaged, partially lost. Diamonds of mixed colours and clarities, majority of diamonds estimated to be approximately I-J colour, VS-SI clarity on average, estimated total diamond weight approximately 10.00 - 12.00 carats. Necklace well-articulated. Clasp secure. Safety chain. Light scratches to metal and stone surfaces, and areas of minor discolouration to metal consistent with age and wear. In good condition. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."